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Species Lasaia sula - Blue Metalmark

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies (excluding skippers))
Family Riodinidae (Metalmarks)
Tribe Riodinini
Genus Lasaia
Species sula (Blue Metalmark)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Staudinger, 1888
Numbers
Lasaia sula sula Staudinger, 1888 (W. Mexico to Costa Rica)
Lasaia sula peninsularis Clench, 1972 (S. Texas, E. Mexico)
Range
Not recorded north of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of southmost TX - Map - BAMONA
Ranges s. to Costa Rica.
Most reliably found at Laguna Atascosa NWR, Rio Hondo, Cameron Co. and at Resaca de la Palma State Park, Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX
Habitat
Subtropical
Season
multiple flights, April 1-Nov. 30 at least (1)
Life Cycle
Occasional outbreaks of 300 or more individuals in eastern Cameron Co., TX - NABA-SoTX
Remarks
Type Locality: “San Pedro de Sula” [Honduras]
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Butterflies of North America: A Natural History and Field Guide
James A. Scott. 1992. Stanford University Press.